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Longitudinal Arch Strain
My 4.5 mo daughter goes 2-4 days w/o a bm. She cries, strains, arches and screams and it keeps her up at night. Is this normal? What can I do?
consistency: Is important (much more so than frequency). Are the stools hard or soft. Hard stools, large caliber stools, little round balls are all indications of constipation and should be discussed with your dr. Is this a recent thing or has it always been this way. Most constipation is benign but some have a congenital condition called hirschsprung's dz. Discuss your case with your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?
Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better or Worse.: There is no guarantee that it will get worse. The problem is, there is no guarantee that it will get better. Mild arch strains may need no more than rest and supportive shoes. More severe strains may require more aggressive treatment to not only treat the strain initially but also prevent it from developing into a bigger problem. ...Read more
I switched from custom orthotics to powerstep today due to continued arch pain Dr says strained plantar fasia but now my knee & ankle are killing me?
Break-in period: When switching or when using orthotics for the first time the body needs an adjustment period. Ideally you will use the new orthotics for one hour the first day, 2 hours the 2nd day and you should increase the length of time using the orthotics by an hour each day. Your body should be use to the new orthotics in about a week. That said, why switch from custom molded to over the counter? ...Read more
No, that is rare: If no growth over the past year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. ...Read more
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